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Esther D Leonelli

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CROSSPOST:[Ednet] November Virtual Teacher Workshops Ocean Exploration

Posted: Nov 2, 2006 7:34 AM
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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 14:03:33 EST
Subject: [Ednet] November Virtual Teacher Workshops Ocean Exploration

In a message dated 10/30/06 10:02:43 PM, writes:

> NOAA Ocean Explorer Education
> This is an electronic news update about the NOAA Ocean Explorer Education
> Program. To learn more about these news updates and how to be put on the
> distribution list, please read the instructions at the end of this email.
> ***************************************************************************
> Classroom Exploration of the Oceans 2006
> A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean
> Exploration and National Geographic Oceans for Life Program
> Hosted by the College of Exploration
> Virtual Teacher Workshop Series
> November 6 – 17, 2006
> Free registration at:
> The National Geographic Society and NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration
> are proud to offer Part II of our Ocean Virtual Teacher Workshop Series.
>   Hosted by the College of Exploration, this professional development
> program is offered free to anyone who has access to the World-wide Web.
>    Scientists will present their explorations and discoveries of unique
> ocean areas through engaging keynote addresses, followed by
> opportunities for you to ask the scientists questions online about their
> work. This series will also include an online theater, lesson plans for
> the classroom, and the new Sea to Shining Sea map free for all
> participants.
> Participation in this workshop is free. One unit of biology graduate
> credit is available for a $50 fee.
> Part II of the Classroom Exploration of the Oceans Virtual Teacher
> Workshop series will consist of the following:
> November 6 – 10: Exploring Submarine Volcanoes: Taking the Pulse of the
> Earth
> Dr. Robert W. Embley, Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Marine
> Environmental Laboratory, NOAA, will present his research on
> hydrothermal vent systems associated with submarine volcanoes, hosts of
> some of Earth's most extreme ecosystems.
> Susan Snyder, our online classroom teacher, will also host a parallel
> session to help K-8 teachers incorporate teaching of hydrothermal vents
> into the classroom.
> Dr. Michael Libbee, Michigan Geography Alliance, will host a special
> tutorial on the use of maps to promote the teaching of oceans for upper
> elementary teachers.
> November 13 – 17: Life at the Edge, Real Animals in Extreme Environments
> Dr. Charles Fisher, Professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State
> University, will bring to life his research on very long-lived tube-
> worms which thrive at hydrocarbon seeps in deep waters of the Gulf of
> Mexico.
> This project is funded by a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary
> Foundation from NOAA’s Office of Exploration to the National Geographic
> Society. This project also benefits from support and partnership between
> NOAA's Ocean Exploration Program, the National Geographic Education
> Foundation, The College of Exploration, the University of Southern
> California Sea Grant and California State University at Fullerton.
> --
> Cindy Renkas
> Ocean Exploration Education Specialist
> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
> Phone/Fax 910-452-0847
> email:
> website:
> All we do is touched by ocean, yet we remain on the shore of what we know.
>                              -Richard Wilbur

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